MHelping Hands Child Care & Learning Center

"Connecting Children's Hearts and Minds"

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Toddlers Curriculum

The toddler curriculum consists of learning through play. The curriculum is run throughout the entire day. The toddlers begin their day about 8:30 am with a morning snack. Then the children go outside for large motor activities and free play. The curriculum consists of informal circle time which includes group discussion, songs, and story time. The curriculum is also composed of different learning activities or centers. Art, sand and water play, literacy, math and science centers are part of the curriculum on a daily basis. I Pads are incorporated into the curriculum as an enhancement learning tool based on the specific learning activity. The toddler curriculum is designed to allow the children to learn and grow and learn through play and discovery. The children are encouraged to learn independence through mastering many self help skills. Basic independent skills encouraged in the toddler room are eating with utensils, feeding one's self, simple dressing skills (i.e. putting coat on), hold a crayon and paint brush etc. and use them, proper hand washing, potty training etc. Social skills worked on with toddlers include manners, following simple 2 and 3 step directions, sharing, playing with peers and developing good listening skills.